Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Man Booker Prize with her book Bringing Up the Bodies, a sequel to her 2009 Booker-Prize-winning novel Wolf Hall. The 50,000 Pounds prize was announced on October 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm British time at a dinner at Guildhall. This win makes her the third author to have won the Booker Prize on two different occasions. The other two are Peter Carey (1988 & 2001) and J.M. Coetzee (1983 & 1999).
She is the first person to have the first two books of a trilogy win the Booker Prize. Could she make it three in three? Read more here. The Guardian reported that the Chair of Judges, Peter Stothard, described Hilary Mantel as 'the greatest modern English prose writer.'